This is why we go to Garage Sales

This is why we all go to "Garage Sales"
We are looking to "Score"

Akron woman finds out LeBron pendant worth thousands.

When Vaneisha Robinson bought a diamond studded pendant in the shape of LeBron James' number 23 jersey at a yard sale four years ago, she thought it was costume jewelry. "I used to go to high school with it around my neck, not knowing the value of it," Robinson said.
Robinson got curious about the pendant's value a few months ago when she noticed the diamonds were set in the same way real ones are. She took it to a local jewelry store for a once-over.
"They tested the diamonds and they told me that it was real and that I should invest in getting it certified," Robinson said.
Robinson, 20, who is an amateur boxer, saved $200 to pay for a certified appraisal by the International Gemological Institute. The pendant she paid $5 for four years ago is worth nearly $10,000. She's put the jewelry up for sale on eBay. 
Despite the backlash caused by James' decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers and play for the Miami heat, Robinson believes the pendant will sell for top dollar.
"LeBron James (sic) brand will never die out," she said.
"If he got a ring it might go up in value. You never know."

 Article by, Curtis Jackson, NewsNet5/WEWS TV

If your all like me, "I'm always looking for that one item that may be worth a bit of money. So far I have not, but who is to say one item of worth will not be sitting on the next 'table' when I walk into someones garage. But I'll tell you, I love all the 'good stuff' I find each week...
Today I found 6 really nice little "cake tins" for $1.00.  Now to me, "That's a find"....

So, keep going to "Garage Sales"... we never know what we might find next! 

"Enjoy your Sunday Everyone"


Bird Feeder

I've had a "Bird Feeder" sitting out back by the creek for about 4 years now that attracted many different varieties of birds, but time has taken it's toll on this well used feeder....

My first thought was to replace it with a new one, but no, I think "I'll try to save it"..

It was falling apart so I filled in the screw holes with wood putty, and put in new screws.. Should I just clean it up? No, I let me paint it a bright color.. maybe the birds will find it?

First I gave it a good scrub down...I even had to displace a "Wasp nest" that took over the inside. 
It has always been just wood and this time I had the idea to 'make it colorful'.. so I used some 'outdoor primer' and then some yellow and red craft paint. After I let it dry for several hours I put on a "Top coat, outdoor Sealer" so the weather would not hurt it further!

It's going to hang in a tree, or go back out on the bench so I did not want to get too fancy with the decorations, but it would look good with a design on it.. hmmmmm?
Oh well, lets just hang it on the tree for now...

It's pretty far from the "Garden Bench". I wonder if the birds will find it?
I know the "Squirrels" did... I found them, this morning, hanging on it trying
to get to the seed....Sorry guys, it's off limits! The (My) Squirrels are very well fed, on a regular basis.
 I buy huge bags of "Peanuts" for them.. Yes, I spoil my critters!

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I wanted to point out the reason for my "Big Smile"today... Thanks to 195 of my wonderful
"Followers" ,,, I'm almost at  200!.. Whohoo!
Thank you everyone who enjoys and comes back week after week to check out my blog!  This has been so much fun for me!

I'll be linking to these great parties.
Click on over and take a look at all the great 'Crafter's' joining in.


Bromeliads in Bloom

Took a walk about through the yard today and noticed the "Bromeliads" were starting to bloom!

 If you do not live in a Tropical area this plant is only grown indoors.  But here in my yard they are like weeds.. really... they bloom only once, and then sprout a new plant at the root area. 
My HOA keeps asking me to "cut them down and remove them" haha... like I'll do that.
I'm really not trying to be obstinate, it's just I really like the plants.
Their reasoning is, "they collect water in the little 'well' when the flower is over.. and in those little wells, the Mosquitoes lay their larve". 
I do use organic spray to control the Mosquitoes back there and have never had a problem.

This patch of "Bromeliads" have already bloomed over the past few years and between each will be a new plant with a new bud showing soon. I like the bunched up look of the old plants.

Although I do have several varieties of these Tropical plants only one has a continuous regrowth. the others are very slow growers.

I'm linking up to these parties

Tuesdays Garden Party

Outdoor Wednesday @Southern Day Dreamer

Wednesdays Gratitude

Bloomin Tuesday 

Enjoy the heat out there... maybe we will get a bit of rain?